Foster Care: The Call of the Church

July 5, 2017 rachelmiley
Leland Brown, Foster Parent   C.S. Lewis once famously said that in his conversion he was basically dragged kicking and screaming into heaven, looking everywhere for a way out, and in hindsight he was blown away by God’s mercy and humility to accept such a convert. My journey in becoming a foster parent has been
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The Lowe Family

April 5, 2017 waitingchild
We were only weeks away from returning to our adopted home in China, the seven of us slightly squished into the borrowed SUV, when my husband leaned close and whispered, “It’s time to bring home our daughter from China.” Those were words I had longed to hear for over a year. More like a decade!
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The Godin Family

April 5, 2017 waitingchild
Early in our marriage, God planted the idea of adoption on our hearts. But in the midst of a move to China, the births of two biological children, and a busy work life, adoption was placed on hold for a few years. In December 2012, as Kevin was reading about a friend’s adoption, he sensed
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The Doblin Family

April 5, 2017 waitingchild
For my wife and me, adoption was something that we had considered very early on in our marriage.  Twelve years into our marriage and 2 biological children later, though, that “future” tense we always associated with adoption began to shift.  We moved with our children to live and work in China in 2011 and ever
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The Dobelstein Family

April 5, 2017 waitingchild
We have had a heart for adoption for as long as we can remember.  As we were married and had our first two children biologically, we continued to ask the Father when it was time to pursue adoption. He continually told us simply to “wait” until just a few years ago. We live and work
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Invaluable Training for Adoptive Parents

February 9, 2017 international
Gabe and Melissa Ross have adopted two sons internationally from Ukraine, four children domestically through foster care, and are in process to adopt a daughter from China. Through their experiences of adoption, they have become well aware of the difficulties and challenges that come from parenting children from trauma or hard places. Lifeline’s Crossings team
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David and Heather Platt

March 9, 2016 Rick Singleton
Lifeline has been such an intricate part of our family. We believe wholeheartedly in the work of Lifeline and what the Lord is doing in and through this agency. We are grateful for the loving social workers and staff that labor long hours to bring families together and be the hands and feet of Christ to the orphan. The Platt family is forever grateful for the efforts of Lifeline Children’s Services!
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The Rosenthal Family

February 5, 2016 michael
Adoption is a necessarily lengthy and somewhat challenging process, designed for the benefit and protection of the child/ren and parents, which is to be expected in the case of any worthwhile commitment. The wonderful people at Lifeline never pressured, never over-promised, and were always there to answer questions. They prayed with us! Lifeline spelled out, well in advance, all the steps we would need to take. They told us what to expect and gave us the tools to be informed, educated, and well-prepared.
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The Clement Family

February 5, 2016 michael
A missionary had been discussing the story in Genesis 22 of how the Lord took Abraham on a long journey to prepare his heart and blessed him for being faithful. We, too, had been on a long journey with adoption, and we knew the Lord would provide for us in his timing. So with lots of thoughts and prayers, we happily started the paperwork to adopt three children from Poland.
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